This is the first SEO related website I authored back in 2013. The original design was created on Joomla and I was an absolute novice at managing any kind of half reasonable CMS. In the same year, when I started working at Forge Online I got to see WordPress for the first time and was blown away by how powerful it was compared to Joomla or anything else I had worked with. Visit the website here.
I spent about two or three months writing content, and much much longer trying to build better designs. People visiting this site in that timeframe where probably getting all confused as to which site they were on. It went through a total of 5 design changes between 2013 and 2015. It was easy for me to make changes as I wished, because I didn’t need to consult a developer. WordPress was just a breeze to apply my own styles and ideas as and when I wanted. Now, I think I’ll settle on this design for a while. We’ll see how long that feeling lasts!
Update: It didn’t last long! lol.
In August of 2016 I made some design modifications to this site to make it more “mobile first” design oriented with responsive spacing and text sizes with a focus on making it look as good as I could on small screens. I did these changes within the existing theme and writing some custom CSS. Current design is version 5.1.
I also updated the main logo used to the metallic gear – an illustration I made a year earlier and had already used elsewhere. I really should figure out what my branding is supposed to look like and stick to it!